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    2006 FORD GT
    2011 FORD GT500
    2011 FORD RAPTOR
    1972 MACH 1 Q CODE
    2013 GT500


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  1. Thanks, I did try that, improved the ps a little but now the pump squeals & "grinds" so new pump time I think. :-/
  2. I pulled the pump & hoses off today ................ the pressure hose to the steering box (original equip) was starting to break apart inside as was the short hose from the cooler, the recent new hose was obviously ok. The ATF fluid emptied from the pump reservoir was good on the dipstick & ok to start with but as it drained became more contaminated with "dust" ...... some of it metallic!! I tracked down a recon. pump complete with reservoir at Rock Auto, also got a new pressure hose and a filter that fits in the return hose, got three filters, two to flush the steering box with new fluid prior to fitting new pump & one to leave in line. Only downside is Rock Auto international shipping charges, parts being shipped from three different warehouse locations so I get to pay £182 for £53 worth of parts. :(:(
  3. I'm done with this, trash/debris is possible, apparently power steering hoses degrade from the inside by the make up of the fluid..... Mine have almost been standing for 40 years, maybe I disturbed something when I changed the hose or maybe I wrecked the almost done pump seals when I primed it after replacing the hose. I already replaced all my steering linkages & suspension, the steering box etc check out ok so new pump, hoses & fluid should do the job!!! Now to find replacements............................ Thanks guys :-/
  4. Moving on a little, after a long spell of bad weather & busy with work I tried out the car today & while I have some power assistance I still have a problem! Its the original pump with 34k miles use, the fluid is ATF, its new & the level checked when hot is ok, the belt is tensioned correctly, I dont have any leaks & I didnt have a problem before changing the hose which was leaking slightly at the steering box connection. Here's the problem/observations .......... Motorway driving at 70/80 mph ....... I get the feel for level of assistance, make a minor correction, after the initial steering input the level of assistance increases slightly creating an over correction!!! Urban driving ......... as above but not quite so dangerous, seems I dont have constant pressure. Any ideas/help appreciated as always
  5. :D Nice birthday present, have fun, just ordered my 2013 GT500, got to wait till October before it lands here..............:@
  6. On the mark with 5k, its a trainer, looks like a Boomerang or similar, this is a 20k jet..... [url=http://s134.photobucket.com/albums/q106/PistonBully_photos/F-18F%20Super%20Hornet/?action=view&current=c7ad3b17.mp4] Click to play..... http://s134.photobucket.com/albums/q106/PistonBully_photos/F-18F%20Super%20Hornet/?action=view&current=c7ad3b17.mp4 :D
  7. I used MSD, (pt no. 8477), with 6AL & Tach adaptor but beware the MSD billet distributors have clearance issues if you are running with Ram Air. I took the trouble to double check & recheck before ordering including contacting MSD sales tech & they still got it wrong so had to butcher the stock air cleaner can to accomodate the Ram Air, fortunately its not something easily spotted if done carefully. That said the rest of the install was a breeze, set up was straight forward thanks to plenty of help from the guys here, no problems so far & made a world of difference to the performance. HTH
  8. +1 on cutting out the old seal. I have my glass out but waiting for seal to arrive as the one I had ready was incorrectly supplied (coupe, my car is f/back), any tips on refitting/sealing? ...... a local screen/glass guy is doing the install with my help & hopefully some guidance from here. We did notice lots of black bonding had been used previously around the seal? I have new trims and trim clips btw. The original did not leak but was starting to crack and perish. Thanks in advance
  9. I can help with picture 2 http://www.7173mustangs.com/thread-under-the-hood-mysteries-distributor-vaccum-control-valve Blanked mine off as it doesnt get too warm here :D
  10. Thanks guys.......... It is the original factory pump, belt tension is ok, no blockage, worked perfectly before I changed the return hose, no noises, its still on full dipstick marker after driving & I topped up the fluid loss after fitting the new hose so the pump did not run dry. Here's a result though that may help others, left the car over night & spoke with a few local guys who said its the same system used in our (British) Ford Capri's in the 70's/80's ...... trick is to jack the front wheels free so pa requirement is virtually nil, fire the motor and do the lock to lock procedure a couple of times before the fluid heats up to bleed the air from the system ....... which I did this morning and it worked!!! Still waiting to test drive as I had to shoot off for a site job but dropped the wheels back to the floor 1st & seemed ok :):):):):):):):)
  11. Appreciate the help on this guys.................. Had a minor leak on the power steering hose that runs from the cooler to the steering box, took the hose off and got a new one made up at a local hose shop using the original fitting for the steering box end, fitted the new hose, topped the fluid level to check what I lost from the hose removal with ATF as per the dipstick instruction. Fired the motor and did the usual lock to lock to bleed the system but no power assistance unless I increase motor rpm's. Thinking it was air took the car for a short round town drive where after less than a mile I lost all power assistance so headed back to my shop, checked under the hood, no leaks, cooler cold, pipes cold but pump casing hot, left it for a while & tried again, have assistance if I rev the motor but nothing at idle ................. any ideas? Thanks again, appreciate any help
  12. Here's the "Standing Mile Club" results....... http://www.fordgtforum.com/forums/showthread.php?16936-Ford-GT-Forum-200-mph-Club-amp-Standing-Mile-Results This may be the new record breaker............. http://www.fordgtforum.com/forums/showthread.php?24378-Dyno-vid-and-graph-of-1452rwhp-in-a-Supercharged-Ford-GT. :D
  13. I couldnt find the updated thread here......... http://www.fordgtforum.com/forums/forum.php but I think they broke the record again in 2011 :D:D:D:)
  14. Here's mine ................................ :)
  15. :salute: Me too, my company.........................................
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